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Friends Star David Schwimmer Reads Bedtime Story On CBeebies

Friends Star David Schwimmer Reads Bedtime Story On CBeebies

There are plenty of grown ups who like to fall to asleep with a bit of background telly on - usually something inoffensive that they've watched a thousand times before, like Friends. But now David Schwimmer - aka Ross Geller from that very show - is set to deploy his mellow tones with the sole intention of sending you off to the land of nod.

The 53-year-old will be reading a short tale on CBeebies Bedtime Stories - so really, it's children across the country he will be trying to send to sleep, but there's absolutely nothing they can do to stop you from watching if you so wish.

He'll be reading The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and judging by a teaser clip, it seems like Schwimmer will deliver the story with Ross-like vigour.

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As if that wasn't enticing enough, it seems like the book will teach some important life lessons for your kids too.

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A synopsis reads: "The ultimate picture book dream team return with a charming tale of star-crossed (quite literally) alien love and an entertainingly conveyed message about difference and tolerance. Told in Donaldson's trademark flawless verse, The Smeds and the Smoos is another classic to rival Zog and the Gruffalo.

"The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove."

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Will peace and love be restored? Well... I'm sure you can figure it out, but in the meantime you could always watch the show to find out.

The story imparts important life lessons for your children. Credit: BBC
The story imparts important life lessons for your children. Credit: BBC

It is a children's story, after all, so perhaps a happy ending seems like a foregone conclusion. Unlike with Friends, where we spent 10 series wondering whether Ross and Rachel would stay together and live happily ever after.

You can hear Schwimmer regale us with this - presumably - far more straightforward story on CBeebies at 6.50pm on Saturday 22 February.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.